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Mace & Crown | April 29, 2017

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Mace & Crown * Page 4 of 234 * The ODU Student Newspaper

ODU Cheer Takes Home NCA Championship

April 8, 2017 | 1

Brittany Reigelsperger | Contributing Writer

The Old Dominion Spirit Squad Cheerleading Team made history on Friday. The team traveled to Daytona Beach, Florida for the two-day competition and returned as the NCA (National Cheerleaders Association) Intermediate All-Girl 1A National Champions.

Head … Read More

‘Relay for Life’ Raises Thousands for Cancer Research

April 8, 2017 |

Tracey Buyrn | Contributing Writer

There are approximately 15.5 million U.S. citizens who have survived the deadly grips of cancer since 2016. There are more people around you affected by cancer than you know, which is why Relay for Life is … Read More

DevCon Teaches the Ins and Outs of Making Games

April 8, 2017 |

Brooke Nicholson | Contributing Writer

In its second year, Pixelfest, Norfolk’s own gaming festival centered around the art of gaming and all its concepts, was held at the Slover Library from April 7-9. Fans and video gamers from around the area … Read More

Monarch Style: How to Prep for Summer

April 8, 2017 |

Kim Bering | Staff Writer

Promote a summer babe ambience by hitting the student recreation center before beach season starts, and continuing during the season. The people who tell you that you’ll feel better after working out are partially right and wrong. … Read More

PixelFest Attracts Vendors, Hosts Game Jam

April 8, 2017 |

Daija Marrow | Contributing Writer

PixelFest, the rapidly growing, local video game convention held at Slover Library in Downtown Norfolk this weekend featured a family-friendly atmosphere welcoming guests to multiple floors of interactive workshops and games. It not only provided locals … Read More

Six Floors of Fun and Games at PixelFest!

April 8, 2017 |

Audra Reigle | Assistant Technology Editor

Gamers and vendors united under one roof this weekend at the Slover Library in Norfolk. PixelFest 2017 was a free event going into its second year featuring game developers, a developer’s conference, music and game … Read More

Student Startup Stories: Greek Global

April 8, 2017 |

Ross Reelachart | Technology Editor

Managing the technical intricacies of a fraternity or sorority can be a daunting task, but it can be made simpler by using a web-based online management system made and managed by two of ODU’s own student … Read More

NCAA Ends North Carolina Boycott

April 8, 2017 |

Harry Howard Jr. | Sports Editor

North Carolina lawmakers repealed the state’s House Bill 2 after receiving a deadline from the NCAA. The NCAA had already pulled championship events from the states this year and if not for the repeal, NCAA … Read More

‘Say Something’ Speaks on Date Rape

April 8, 2017 |

Erin Sudek | Assistant News Editor

One in 5 women and 1 in 16 men will be raped by the time they graduate college. This statistic is alarming, which is why conversations about the problem such as “Say Something” are important … Read More

‘Chit. Chat. Chew.’: Discussing Struggle and Survival of Indigenous Tribes

April 8, 2017 |

Jade Dixon | Contributor Writer

History never ceases to repeat itself. This seems especially true when it comes to the protests that have come about to protect the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in Standing Rock, North Dakota.

The Office of Intercultural Relations … Read More

‘13 Reasons Why’: Netflix Captures the Pain of Teen Suicide

April 8, 2017 |

Fatima Rivera | Contributing Writer

Suicide is a hard hitting topic that has been on the rise for years. TV shows and movies have touched on the subject, but don’t really show the impact it has on people unless it occurs … Read More

Monarch Movie Minute: ‘Tower,’ ‘The Discovery’ and ‘I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore’

April 7, 2017 |

Tyler Passarge | Staff Writer

‘Tower’ (2016) | NR | 96 min. 🎬🎬🎬🎬🎬

To the inhabitants of Austin, Texas, the date of August 1, 1966 will forever be represented as a time of fear, survival and mortality. On this day, Charles Whitman, … Read More

Monarch Music Minute

April 7, 2017 |

Lindsey Lanham | Staff Writer

Andrew McMahon Blasts Off

‘Zombies On Broadway’ – Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness

Andrew McMahon made his initial mark on the alternative genre with the release of his self-titled, debut album. Securing a dedicated fan base with the … Read More

Just in Time for Registration: Coursicle App

April 5, 2017 |

Ross Reelachart | Technology Editor

ODU may have access to a slick web interface for getting students registered for classes, but it’s not perfect and it certainly doesn’t keep students completely abreast of the availability of coveted seats in a class. … Read More

Lil Uzi Vert Brings ‘Luv’ to ODU

April 2, 2017 |

Destiny Webb Contributing Writer

Trap artist Lil Uzi Vert showed love to ODU this past Friday with an explosive performance at the Ted Constant Convocation Center. At only 22 years old, the young rap star is making a name for himself … Read More

Pay for Play: Lady Monarch Tennis Player Holly Hutchinson on Paying Student Athletes

April 1, 2017 |

Holly Hutchinson | Contributing Writer

The life of a student-athlete encompasses every possible challenge life can throw. Most students will tell you how stressful it is to manage work, school and social relationships. However, student-athletes have to split their time due to sporting … Read More